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Start-up developing electric 2-seat VTOL aircraft

Lilium Aviation, a German startup initially funded by the European Union and supported by the European Space Agency and its Business Incubation Centre Bavaria, is developing a 2-seat, electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft, with planned rollout in January 2018.


Lilium was formed by a team of aerospace engineers and product designers from the Technical University of Munich.

Current specifications for the personal aircraft include:

  • Max. take-off weight: 600 kg
  • Payload: 200 kg
  • Cruising velocity: 300 km/h / 180 mph
  • Max. velocity: 400 km/h / 250 mph
  • Range: 500 km / 300 mi
  • Power: 320 kW / 435 hp



Very interesting specs. How heavy will the batteries (or other source of clean stored energy) be to supply 320 kW for almost 2 hours?

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